I just wanted to post again now that we've seen a few snows this winter and I've actually gotten use out of them. I'm sooo happy I bought them. On ice, everything is slippery, it is the nature of ice so you still have to be careful but they are 100x better than any leather or even rubber soled "good looking but not for weather" boots. The tread is serious. And yeah they are a little clunky but so warm. And the lining comes out so you can warm it on the heating vent at home. I don't see these as trendy, they will last me a long time. Just recommending again for anyone who need boots for wintery conditions and spends any amount of time outside. And for those who worry about how they look, just bring another pair of shoes to work or school in your bag. It's not that hard.
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Almost everyone in Denmark is wearing Sorel boots in the winter, especially the brown Caribou ones and have been doing so at least ever since I moved here in 2003, so here I guess it's not just a passing trend. This winter I finally got myself a pair as well, not the Caribous though, but a pair of Joan of Arctis and I must say I love them! For once my toes are not freezing, even with just a pair of thin socks on. Plus they are waterproof, which is necessary when biking the streets of Copenhagen especially in the late autumn, early spring
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^ Agreed. The two are not mutually exclusive. In fact, I think fashion without function when it comes to dealing with the cold just makes for a fashion victim. I would laugh if I saw a girl wearing a silk dress during -20 degree weather, no matter if it was Lanvin.
Snow is no excuse to wear fugly "functional" boots! Plenty of nice looking ones out there. What next? Too rainy to wear silk?
Any brand suggestions I should look out for, in similar price range?
I feel like there aren't many options for boots made to walk at least an hour in snow and in cold weather... and with good soles that won't slip on ice. Now I don't live in Northwest Territories but we get pretty crazy snowstorms where I live, and sometimes rain that covers the whole streets with ice (perfect for accidents). I've browsed every website for every local shoe store and Sorels are the only ones that fit the criterias... surely they're not the only choice?